The NEXT LEVEL Ghana Experience

Accra, Ghana
October 26 – November 2, 2023

7 women. 7 days. 1 life-altering trip.

celebrate YOUR AMBITION + find

your NEXT LEVEL mission– on a

transformation travel adventure

The West Coast of Africa
By application only.

about your trip curator

I’m Karen Arrington — a women’s empowerment coach, author of Your Next Level Life winner of a 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, founder of The Miss Black USA Pageant, Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone — and your guide on this 10-day next level Ghana experience as featured in Travel + Leisure. 

Travel is my greatest inspiration — I’ve been to just about every country on earth, and racked up more frequent flier miles than any human being could possibly use.

As a philanthropist + community leader, I’ve been fortunate enough to create long-lasting relationships with Presidents, Vice Presidents + Secretaries of State — from Washington D.C. to the West Coast of Africa. 

As I step into the NEXT LEVEL of my own life + career, I want to share my connections + wisdom with YOU.  I’m here to help you reclaim your roots, as you map out your future.  Your life is so precious — and you hold so much power.  Let’s unfold our legacies — together.

5 reasons to come

  1. CONNECTION. As you explore your ancestral homeland, you’ll reclaim your roots + redefine who you are, as an African American woman.
  2. ACCESS. You’ll travel like the First Lady — enjoying fine dining + networking with Ghanian influencers.
  3. CONFIDENCE. Your retreat includes lively workshops on career direction, confidence + personal leadership. You’ll leave with your head held higher than ever — with conviction + clarity about your work in the world.
  4. EASE. We arrange your 5 star accommodations, ground transportation, some meals, cultural adventures + more. Once you commit to the retreat, you (literally) won’t have to worry about a single logistic.
  5. SERVICE. Your retreat is anchored in service + philanthropy — and you’ll have daily opportunities to give back, in meaningful ways.

A day-by-day glance at your transformational adventure


(Suggested Flight) – Non-stop flight departs JFK at 11:45pm arriving in Accra, Ghana at 2:05pm the next day.  Flight is not included. in package.


Group Arrival  at Accra International Airport. Once you have arrived at Kotoka International airport you will go through all formalities and after you have come out from the immigration you will be met by your Guide. Check in your hotel and get settled.

Your adventure begins with a welcome reception at the 5-star Labadi Beach Hotel.

Connect with new friends, introduce yourself to the circle + celebrate your arrival. You’re here!

Spend the evening touring the resort grounds, indulging in spa treatments, and watching the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Tomorrow is a very big day.

Full Day Accra City Tour

The capital of Ghana, Accra, has a long history and rich cultural heritage. On this tour, highlights of the city. Tour city sites such as the
✓ The Black Star Square,
✓ Accra Art Centre,
✓ Ghana National Museum to see Ghana Ancient Artifacts
✓ Visit W.E.B Dubios centre for Pan Africanism
✓ Take a stroll inside Makola Markets for
some retail therapy.
✓ Visit Famous Buka Restaurant for your lunch.
Return back to hotel. 

Beach & Relaxation Day || Labadi Beach Day ||

Meals Include:  Breakfast

Fun time at Labadi beach. Visit the busiest beach in Accra for fun and relaxing time; you can choose to go horseback riding or even Quake Riding accompanied by fresh breeze, or you can choose to book a beach massage.
✓ Return back to Hotel / Nightout Republic Bar.


Prepare for a full day adventure — into the heart of your personal history. We’ll embark on a journey to Cape Coast Castle on the shores of the Ghanaian city, a sordid history belies its beauty.

The castle overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a former slave-trade outpost, is home to the so-called “Door of No Return,” through which millions of Africans were forced onto slave ships bound for the United States.

You’ll reunite with the land and retrace the footsteps of our ancestors and reconnect with your people. 

Even though you may not know the exact village you come from, the township you come from, the clan — the family — you come from, you can be assured that this is one of the last places that our ancestors touched before leaving these shores.

We’ll wrap up this rich, emotional day with a group conversation on our roots, our hopes + future ambitions.


Batik Making Experience

Meals Included:  Breakfast

After your morning Breakfast we head to Meet our local Batik making expert for:
✓ Batik making Experience
Batik is a textile stamping tradition in Ghana that dates back centuries. Blending modern aesthetics with traditional adinkra symbols its rich colors and feel are worn with pride by generations of Ghanaians. design your own Fabric using Adinkra symbols after the fabric is yours to take home, Return back to hotel to relax at the pool.side.
✓ Prepare for night out. Tonight we will visit Accra vibrant Garden – ZEN GARDEN to listen to Local Ghanaian Highlife Music.


Leadership:  Meet up Business Women for Mentorship and Networking || Education & Philanthropy:  School Girls Donations 

Please donate reusable sanitary pads and bring with you. 

After your Breakfast we head to Meet Local Business women for teachings, interactions, build sister network
✓ Continue to meet girls at school for donation
✓ Return back hotel / later we will do dinner East End Bistro

Special Note: Due to poverty, menstruating girls lack sanitary pads and as a result do not attend school until the cycle is over.This increased absenteeism and dropout affects the performance of the girl child. By providing sanitary pads, many girls will concentrate and complete school.


You’ll be shuttled to the airport for your flight home, bringing a world of new ideas, stories + opportunities to share with your community, at home.

Your NEXT LEVEL Sojourn to the Motherland has come to an end.

How will you redefine yourself, next?

Your Next Level Ghana Experience

What’s Included

What’s Not Included


  • Private guides with degrees in Ghanian History
  • Donation of Sanitary Kits to Local School Girls
  • English speaking tour guides throughout stay
  • Group Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 
  • 5 star accommodations at Labadi Beach Hotel 
  • Group tours/activities indicated on the itinerary (subject to change)
  • Round-Trip Airport Transfers to/from group hotel
  • Ground transportation 
  • Photographer
  • Ghana Visa
  • Trip Delay, Cancellation + Interruption Insurance
  • Inter-country Flight baggage fees, upgrades, advance seat assignments
  • Pre and Post Itinerary Accommodations and/or ground transportation if you wish to arrive earlier or stay later than the dates indicated.
  • alcoholic beverages.
  • meals not listed on itinerary
  • Vaccines or other requirements to enter the country
  • Tip for Local Guide, Driver, Housekeeping

Visit Ghana

You must apply to participate in this carefully curated travel adventure. 

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